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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Sep 29, 2012 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frank Zappa must be a Guy Thing

I think you are being charitable here Althea. I would say it's more of an inexperienced, adolescent boy thing.

I find him really quite irritating on the whole, in an immature sort of 'Hey look at me. I'm really weird' kind of way.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 29, 2012 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frank Zappa must be a PERCEPTION Thing

Lou Reed's Speech

It's very rare in life to know someone who affects things; changes them in a positive way. I've been lucky enough to have known some in my life: Andy Warhol, Doc Hommis [?]. People whose vision and integrity was such that it moved the world a bit. People who, through the articulation of their talents and intelligence, were able to leave things better than they had found them. People who were not only not in it for the money, to paraphrase Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa was such a person and of the many regrets I have in life, not knowing him a lot better is one of them.
Whether writing symphonies, satirical broadsides or casting a caustic glow across the frontier of madness that makes up the American political landscape; whether testifying before Congress to put the PMRC in its rightful lowly place, or acting as a cultural conduit for President Vaclav Havel and the Czech government, Frank was a force for reason and honesty in the business deficient in those areas. As we reward some with money for the amusement they supply to the cultural masses, I think the induction of Frank Zappa in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame distinguishes the Hall as well as the inductee. [applause]
Musicians usually cannot speak. That's why they communicate through their instruments. But Frank was one who could. And because music is pure, the musician is pure as well and when Frank spoke he demonstrated the power of purity. Who will do that now? I admired Frank greatly and I know he admired me. It gives me great pleasure to give this award to his daughter, Moon Zappa. (2:17 min)
Moon Zappa's Acceptance Speech

This is so nice. Thank you, Lou. I really appreciate that.
I'm a little dyslexic and earlier I freed my ass. I'm hoping my mind will follow. [sigh, sniff] [Applause] Um, thank you and, uhh, I know you know I had said that this is the year of the end of the bullshit promises and I am really sorry that my father missed that. And, um, uhh, I've almost, almost, forgiven the Wait Staff here because my heart is open from watching all of this. [gestures towards the screen on which Zappa montage had been shown] and it's very odd to be back there [backstage] before you come up because you actually hear the command given but I just want to say that this really belongs to his, his fans and um, music really is a language and I think that some languages are easy to understand than others. I don't think it's any accident that the Slavic countries really appreciated my father the most because it's really hard to get the accents down and everything. And, um, I just really want to say thank you and I think that he would really have enjoyed this. Thank you. (1:44 min)
Speeches transcribed by John Scialli Text Editing & HTML by Andy Murkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp6LT2MdaPI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vYW0ECES5g&;feature=related

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: May 23, 2013 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frank Zappa must be a PERCEPTION Thing

I am going to assume that should read Doc Pomus ,who was a songwriter and friend of Lou's.He wrote Youngblood,Save the Last Dance for Me,This Magic Moment,Lonely Avenue and many more.

Here are some good Frank lyrics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbvVZpJgJb0

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 29, 2012 11:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frank Zappa must be a PERCEPTION Thing

One of my faves!

http://archive.org/post/87061/apropos-of-nothing

http://archive.org/post/285882/haiti

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 30, 2012 12:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frank Zappa must be a PERCEPTION Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c9EfRZXglg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITzON0o7aUw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAUAwKTNuz0&;feature=related

Let the words be yours...

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2012-09-30 07:27:04